Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research – Copenhagen (PMR-C) is a multidisciplinary research program in physical medicine and rehabilitation, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. PMR-C is the research division of the Department of Physical- and Occupational Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark. The core of PMR-C is an extensive collaboration between three departments at the hospital: Department of Physical- and Occupational Therapy, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Clinical Research Centre. The hospital is well known for a broad clinical research within enhanced recovery after surgery, and the research focus of PMR-C is inspired by this research tradition.
The main research focus of PMR-C is the use of physical medicine to enhance recovery in patients, or to prevent injury or disease. Our approach is clinical, but we also conduct basic research to investigate mechanisms and research to develop new outcome measures.
PMR-C was initiated by Thomas Bandholm, Morten Tange Kristensen and Kristian Thorborg, and was formally established in 2013 in collaboration with Jette Christensen, Head of the Department of Physical- and Occupational Therapy, Peter Gebuhr, Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Ove Andersen, Head of Clinical Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre. These six people form the PMR-C steering committe. Finally, four highly esteemed researchers form an advisory board that advises the steering committee in the management of PMR-C.